The 33rd annual Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display returns to the Hudson River this year. Organizers claim there's really no bad spot to set up and watch the spectacle, which begins at 9:20 p.m. Saturday.

For the best views, head to 12th Avenue below 59th Street at the following access points along 11th Avenue. Public viewing access points are: 24th Street 26th Street 34th Street 40th through 44th Street 47th Street through 52nd Street 54th Street through 57th Street

Avoid these areas on Saturday, some are restricted during the display: A section of the West Side Highway from 23rd Street to 59th Street will be closed from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. The recently opened High Line, an elevated park with a view of the Hudson, will close starting at 3 p.m., the day of the display. East River (site of the 2008 fireworks display) Battery Park Battery Park City All Hudson River Piers, except limited access to piers 54 and 84. Hudson River Park bike path between W. Houston and 59th Street. Hudson River Park Promenade between W. Houston and 59th Street. For boating information, call the marine hotline at 212.494.5243.

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Facts about the Macy's fireworks: Macy's Fireworks made its debut in 1958 on the Hudson River. The celebration became an annual tradition beginning in 1976. Last year, the event was held on the East River. The 2009 fireworks display returns to the Hudson in honor of the 400th anniversary of the river's exploration by Henry Hudson, for whom it is named. The fireworks display, which lasts about 26 minutes, features 40,000 fireworks with 1,500 exploding per minute. The timing of the colorful explosives is controlled by a computer. They launch from six barges floating in the river between 24th and 50th streets. The fireworks are projected to reach heights of at least 1,000 feet.

SOURCE: Macy's, Friends of the High Line, the Mayor's Office